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Polish cuisine done to perfection in a great atmosphere. Chip away at basic Polish dishes or dare to try more interesting options.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

I have dined in many places but this is the best restaurant compared to many others I've experienced. I have been coming to Stash for 30 years. We celebrate our wedding anniversaries, our children's birthdays and many business lunches. I am inviting a friend from...China this week. Long life to this Montreal icon.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Intimate restaurant and a great find in Old Montreal.Excellent Polish food prepared creatively and at a reasonable price. Great casual atmosphere and waitstaff was helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Great atmosphere with piano player and relaxed service. The perogi's were delicious and a good size menu.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020

There were to many items on the menu that we could eat in one meal. The ambiance was excellent and the piano player only added to it. Try the Polish Citizen Cocktail.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Service was slow and unfriendly. Watched as a member of the staff was dressed down and fired next to our table. Uncomfortable to say the least. Management is clearly an issue.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in Montreal. Only 5 min walk from Embassy Suites. Dishes use authentic Polish recipes. Staff speaks fluent Polish, English and French. I had for dinner flaki (tripe soup), schabowy (schnitzel) and sweet cheese crepe as a desert. All excellent. Total...bill including beer came to $50 Canadian.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

Thirty years after our first visit to Stash, not much has changed, which is a good thing in this case. We got a wonderful corner table, with fast, friendly service and a very good pianist playing some old classics from Sinatra's era. Half a bottle...of good wine, a shared appetizer and two main dishes for about $60 US. There is a vibrant atmosphere and they don't rush you out of the place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Stash Cafe is one of our favourite spots in Old Montreal. Super cozy, delicious Polish food, live piano music, great atmosphere. Stash Cafe has consistently delivered delicious food and ambiance at a great price point.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 11, 2020

We have been to Stash Café many times in the past (the restaurant has been around for decades). Our most recent visit was on a Thursday noontime in January. Stash is located in a dark and cosy location at the corner of rue Saint-Paul and...rue Saint-François-Xavier in Old Montreal. We arrived shortly before noon, and only one other table was occupied. This changed quickly, and by 12:30 of so the restaurant was nearly full. The clientele was made up primarily of locals but there were a number of tourists also. We were served by Szymon (but others of the waitstaff also chipped in). We started with the soup of the day (Zupa Dnia) which was a polish pickle soup. (This was a hearty vegetable soup flavoured with dill.) One of us followed this up with the pierogi "mix" (eight dumplings with various fillings, served with sauerkraut) and the other with the dish of the day, which turned out to be Strogonow (beef stroganoff with a red wine sauce with mushrooms, served with two potato pancakes and beet salad). The food was excellent, rib-sticking fare, perfect for a cold day. Traveller's tip: to get to the washrooms, you actually leave the restaurant itself and enter a small lobby area. Follow the signs up the stairs (there is also an elevator).More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020

Montreal has a lot of restaurants falling over themselves to be hip and cool. This long-standing restaurant never fails to please. It has been around for decades and consistently serves comforting old-school Polish food. Cream. Breaded meat. Cabbage dishes. Mushrooms. If you like the sound...of this, you will love Stash Cafe. Cozy space. Dimly lit. Live piano player. It's a romantic spot for dinner if you're not afraid of eating a wide variety of food. We love it in moderation.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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William T
January 6, 2020|
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Response from J--Harpswell | Reviewed this property |
I would think 5:30.
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Teresa J | Reviewed this property |
no it won't you need at least an hour to enjoy the food and also it's very busy.
Charles H
May 15, 2016|
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Response from RonAngela M | Reviewed this property |
I think the restaurant is fine for kids although I don't remember seeing a kids menu. As in the previous answers, the earlier the better.
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